Discussion in 'Power of 10 - DIS Events to Benefit GKTW' started by ShesAPirate, Jul 22, 2012.
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The plan sounds good! Quick update on my situation.. Since the reservation isn't until 8pm and it looks like just adults are going, I think DH and I will find a babysitter for the kids. We live about 90 minutes outside of NYC and I think it would be better for them to stay home and not be out that late.
Also, are we still thinking about doing a silent auction? If so, maybe ShesAPirate can ask the venue if they can set up a separate table for us to put the auction items on? And does anyone know how to go about getting donations? Do most businesses have a procedure you follow to request something like that or do you just go in and ask if they'd like to contribute something to donate?
Probably a good idea, mjaclyn. The kids would be bored with our conversation, anyway
I would still like to do a Silent Auction and/or 50/50 Raffle for sure (50% to the winner, 50% to GKTW). I was thinking about it all the way home from work today. I haven't ever asked businesses for donations before, but maybe someone who's done a meet before can give us advice on what to do. I believe anyone asking local businesses for donations will need the GKTW Tax ID# for their write-offs.
If anyone would like to donate an item for the auction, please let me know. I will have them set up a table for us (or something suitable).
I'd be happy to organize any donations. I did this recently for spring fundraising at our school. It might be most fun to sell raffle tickets rather than silent auction that way everyone can participate even if they can't afford outbidding people.
It's short notice to get a lot of donations but I can make up a gift basket of my own to raffle and I'm sure others may be able to do the same. If anyone has random items to contribute, I can combine things into baskets. Just PM me for address information.
That would be great! I think you have a good point - raffle tickets for donated items rather than silent auction so everyone can participate. Some of those silent auctions go very high.
I'd be glad to make a basket for donation, too. Off the top of my head, I will go with a coffee-themed basket
Ginamarie, thank you for taking the helm with this part of it. PM me if you need any help or info from me! Thanks again!
I would have loved to have joined but I'll be at wdw. I hope there is someday another NYC meet. Have a great time - sounds great.
No better reason to miss this meet! Have a great trip!
Oh yeah, did I mention how excited I am for this?!
I've never been able to afford a Podcast Cruise (cue the violins ) and the timing hasn't been right for me to get to Disapalooza or any other events... so I've been hoping for a NYC meet for a good 5 years now. Can't wait!
John and I are in!
Yes, Yes, Yes!!!!!!
To quote couples retreat:
"Now it's a party"
You can count me as a yes - just one adult.
At the NJ DIS Meet last summer, I brought a couple of pieces of hand made jewelry for the GKTW fundraising, and will happily do so again.
We will be able to donate something for sure... details later.
Okay, folks, this is coming together
I need to know which of the following is preferred as part of the buffet (I don't eat veal or seafood, so I have no opinion either way):
SALMON alla CONTADINA
Fresh Atlantic Salmon filet pan-roasted with sun-dried tomato and capers
VEAL TRE FUNGHI
Veal scallopine in Marsala wine sauce with porcini,
shiitake and Portobello mushrooms
The other thing is I need to know your preference between ricotta cheesecake and tiramisu. I could go either way on that one, but I'm going to vote for tiramisu.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHICH YOU PREFER FOR BOTH CATEGORIES AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE! THANKS!!!
I believe I can answer for both my husband and I on this one. Our votes would be for the veal and the tiramisu!
We don't eat veal at all because of how the animals are treated, but either dessert is fine.
I feel the same way about veal. And I just don't like seafood at all, so veal or salmon - makes no difference to me. Would you prefer the salmon, then, or do you have no vote on that part at all?
Salmon is fine. Or lots of pasta.
Oh yeah, there will be 2 pasta dishes on the buffet:
Bow-tie pasta with fresh seasonal vegetables and mushrooms sautéed with
roasted garlic and extra virgin olive oil
TORTELLINE alla PANNA
Homemade cheese-filled pasta prepared in a cream sauce
with prosciutto cotto and green peas
...as well as a chicken dish. Should be something for everyone!
Agreed. The menu looks great no matter what the choice ends up being. The fried stuff always catches my eye.
Shesapirate and I are currently working on a GKTW event for NYC on August 24, 2012. You can find more details about the dinner, location, and list of attendees here:
I am currently working on putting together some raffles for the event, the proceeds of which will be donated to GKTW. I will be preparing a list of raffle baskets and putting together baskets from any donations that people may have.
Please contact me if you have anything you'd like to donate towards the raffles. Even if it is a small item, I can combine it with other things in order to make up a basket. Sometimes little things all add up into something beautiful! I'm also accepting premade baskets, which you can either bring with you to the event, or send to me for inclusion.
shesapirate- coffee basket
wimpy- chocolate and fudge basket
ginamarie- ELF Cosmetics basket
mjacklyn- Alice in Wonderland large Snow Globe
The first 6 issues of WDWNT: The Magazine
Dgthree- handmade jewelry
(To be provided as donations are received)
Please note that I will need to receive all items (or be notified what you plan to bring) on or before August 20, 2012, in order to include them in the raffle and list. Please send me a PM if you need my address or if you'd like to let me know about a donation you're bringing.
Come on guys-- let's raise some more money for these children! I cannot think of a more deserving cause
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